Vince Mannings is lucky enough to be married to Helene; they make their home in California. Vince has a Ph.D. in an arcane discipline.

The maternal Irish side of Vince’s family tree includes the literary critic Mary Maguire Colum (1887 – 1957); her life and works are described by Prof. Denise A. Ayo, of the University of Notre Dame. Mary resided in many places, and her final home was in New York City. Her enthusiasm and diligence – she was working on the day she passed away – remain inspiring.

Archive image of Mary Maguire Colum (c. 1915)